Frequently Asked Questions
Please explain the basic terminology used with louvre windows
Breezway was voted the winner of the most trusted ‘Windows and Glazing’ brand by Architecture and Design in 2015. There are a few terms that are unique to louvre windows and are helpful to know.
What about security?
What price are they?
How do I buy Breezway louvre windows?
You can find the closest fabricator to you by using our Where to View or Buy page.
I am building in a very high wind zone, will this make a difference?
What colours are available, can they match my other aluminium or timber windows and doors?
For more information visit our Colour Section in the Customising page.
Do I need to do any maintenance?
How wide can my louvre windows be? Are there standard sizes?
Typically people are asking how wide a louvre bay can be i.e. the length of the blades. An indicative answer is 600mm to 900mm. When replacing windows or installing new windows, a rule of thumb is the higher the wind and water performance required, the shorter the blade should be. In very high wind zones the bay widths may be a maximum of 600mm or in other geographic areas with lower wind loads they may extend up to 900mm. The window frame can then be designed with multiple bays to achieve the desired frame width. Your window manufacturer will advise you based on your specific circumstances.
There are no standard widths. However, there are standard heights and it is beneficial to stay within these standard heights. The actual standard height will vary depending on your chosen louvre size and framing system. If you use a standard height all louvre blades will operate. If you have an off standard height a small piece of fixed louvre blade will be placed at the head of the window to make up the difference between standard heights. It is worth discussing with your window manufacturer and builder to ensure you have standard height louvre windows installed.
Can I customise my louvre windows?
Visit the Product Selection Guide page to see the variety of customising options.
How long do my louvres take to manufacture?
How are they installed?
To see our range of installation videos please visit the Altair Louvre Installation Instruction page.
What about cleaning louvres?
Visit our Care & Maintenance page for more information.